Taking Care Of Young Phalenes

Posted by on Apr 15, 2007 in Dogs, Pets, Phalene | Comments Off on Taking Care Of Young Phalenes

phalene care tipsRaising dogs, in particular taking care of the phalene, is a specialty of people across the globe. Historians say dogs were domesticated sometime between twelve thousand and twenty five thousand years ago—and that canines evolved from wolves. Since those days, people have selectively bred more than four hundred different breeds, ranging in size from four-pound teacup poodles all the way up to Irish wolfhounds, who have earned the title of tallest canine. But the most preferred dogs are non-pedigree dogs—the one-of-a-kind dogs known as mutts. The phalene is also a popular choice among dog owners. Many owners are misinformed, however, of some important phalene care tips.

Typical health care cost of the phalene

The annual cost of raising the phalene—which includes nutrition, to veterinary care, toys and license—can range between four hundred twenty and seven hundred eighty dollars. This doesn’t even account for capital costs for sterilization procedures, dog collar and leash, dog carrier and a dog crate. Note: Make sure you have all of your items before getting your phalene home.

General phalene Care

How To Feed the phalene

  • phalene puppies between 8 and 12 weeks need 4 bowls of food every twenty-four hours.
  • Feed phalene puppies 3 to 6 months old three meals every twenty-four hour period.
  • Feed puppies six months old to 1 year old 2 times in a day.
  • By the time the phalene hits his first birthday, one feeding every 24 hours is typically sufficient.
  • Many times phalenes, however, eat 2 smaller helpings. It’s your job to learn your phalene’s eating tendencies.

Top-quality dry dog food provides balanced nutrition for adult phalenes and may be mixed with broth, canned food, or water. Your phalene may also have a taste for cooked eggs, fruits and vegetables, and cottage cheese, but these dishes shouldn’t total more than 10 percent of his or her daily food allowance. phalene puppies ought to be fed high-quality, brand-name puppy food. Please try to cut down on “table food”, however, because it can cause vitamin and mineral deficiencies, tooth and bone problems, and might cause some extremely picky food choices as well as obesity. Give clean, potable water always, and make certain to clean water and food bowls frequently.

phalene Care Tips: Make sure your phalene does some daily physical activity

phalenes must get some daily physical activity to stay healthy, recharge their brains, and maintain good health. Daily exercise also seems to help phalenes fight boredom, which often leads to destructive behavior. Supervised fun and games would satisfy most of your phalene’s desires to retrieve, dig, chew, chase and herd. Activity needs vary based on your phalene’s age and his level of health—but just a walk around the block every day and 10 minutes in back of the house probably won’t be enough. If your phalene is a 6 to 18 month adolescent, her requirements will probably be a little higher.

phalene Grooming Tips

You can help reduce shedding and keep your phalene clean with frequent brushing. Check for ticks and fleas daily during the summer or other warm weather. Sometimes phalenes don’t need to be bathed more than a few times during the year. Prior to a bath, comb or cut out any and all mats from the phalene’s hair. Rinse all soap out of the coat, or dirt will stick to soap residue.

phalene Handling

Pups, as opposed to adults, are obviously easier to manage. When carrying the phalene pup, put one hand beneath your dog’s chest, either with your forearm or other hand supporting his hind legs and rear. Never attempt to grab or lift your puppy by her front legs, tail or back of the neck. If you need to pick up a bigger, adult phalene, pick it up from the underside, supporting his or her chest with one arm and rump with your other arm.

Housing your phalene

Your phalene needs a cozy peaceful location to be able to relax away from all breezes and away from the ground or floor. You may wish to think about purchasing a dog bed, or make one from a wood box. Place a clean comforter or pillow inside the bed as cushion. Wash the phalene’s bedding frequently. If your phalene will be spending a lot of time outdoors, make sure she has plenty of cool water and covering in hot weather, and a covered, dry, warm shelter in the cold.

phalene Licensing and Identification

Your area has licensing rules to follow. You should connect the license to the phalene’s collar. This, along with an identification tag or tattoo, can easily help you recover your phalene if he happens to go missing.

Facts on phalene Behavior

About Training Your phalene

Well-behaved, companion phalenes are a blessing to have. However, when left untrained, your phalene can possibly be troublesome. Training your phalene on the minimums—”Come”, “Down”, “Heel”, “Off”, “Sit”, “Stay”, and “Leave it”—strengthens the relationship both with your pooch and the visitors. If you have a pup, start teaching her the right behavior as fast as you can! Meals should be utilized as a lure and a reward. Pups should commence obedience courses when they have been sufficiently vaccinated. Call your local SPCA or humane society for details on training course recommendations. Always walk your phalene leashed in public, even as a puppy. Just be positive your dog will come back to you when you call him. A disobedient or aggressive phalene cannot play with people.

Your phalene’s Health

phalenes should see the veterinarian for a complete examination, innoculations and a heartworm blood assessment annualy, and immediately if she is sick or injured.

The Dental Health of Your phalene

Although we might simply dislike our phalene’s foul breath, we should pay attention to what it may mean. Foul breath usually signifies that your phalene requires a dental screening. Dental plaque , which is brought on by bacteria causes a foul stench that can only be cured by professional treatment. Once you have given your phalene a professional oral cleaning, his gums and teeth can be maintained by brushing the teeth regularly, feeding a specially formulated dental diet and treats, and avoiding table scraps. Your veterinarian can provide you with other tips for eradicating dental diseases as well as bad breath. You can use a baking soda and water paste or a dog toothpaste once or twice per week to brush your phalene’s teeth. You can clean them with a nylon pantyhose stretched over the finger, a gauze pad, or a soft, child’s toothbrush. Some phalenes develop periodontal disease, sometimes called gum disease. Sometimes, loss of teeth takes place due to gum disease. Disease can possibly also spread to the rest of your phalene’s body. The doctor will sometimes clean your phalene’s teeth as part of the routine health checkup.

Halitosis (bad breath) in phalenes

Although halitosis due to dental disease may not be too serious if detected early, sometimes odors may be indicative of serious, persistent issues. A fruity, even pleasant smell may sometimes be indicative of diabetes, while diseases of the intestines or liver may cause foul breath. If your phalene’s breath smells like urine or ammonia, kidney disease is a possibility. Set an appointment with a veterinarian whenever your phalene has halitosis along with other signs of disease like excessive urinating or drinking, depression or lethargy, weight loss, nausea, or decreased appetite.

Dealing with Ticks and Fleas in phalenes

In the warm seasons, it’s important for you to perform regular, daily inspections of your phalene for fleas and ticks. You can remove fleas using a flea comb. There are several new methods of flea reduction. Speak with your veterinarian about his or her options.

phalenes With Heartworm Issues

Your phalene is at risk of heartworms if she is exposed to mosquitoes often. The insect transports heartworms from dog to dog. Many phalenes die yearly because of heartworm infections. Your phalene should have a heartworm screen every spring—this is vital for detecting infestations from the prior year. A once-a-month pill taken during mosquito season can help to protect your phalene. Your phalene should be on heartworm medication throughout a winter trip to a warmer climate. In some more moderate climates, vets advise preemptive parasite medication be taken continually.

Medicines and Poisons

If you’re pondering giving your phalene tablets that was not prescribed for him by his veterinarian, forget about it. Did you know that just one ibuprofen capsule causes stomach ulcers in phalenes? Make sure your phalene is never exposed to rat poison and other rodenticides. Make sure you contact your dog’s vet when you suspect your phalene has ingested a poisonous substance. You could also notify the ASPCA Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435 for twenty-four hr. help.

phalenes: Spaying and Neutering

Female phalenes should be spayed—which is the removal of the ovaries and uterus—and males neutered—extraction of the testicles—by six months old. You will usually greatly diminish your female’s risk of breast cancer by spaying before maturity. The risk of an infected uterus, which is another serious condition that impacts more mature females, can be removed by spaying when young. Neutering male phalenes helps prevent prostate and testicular diseases, certain aggressive behavior and some hernias.

phalene Immunizing

  • The combination vaccine (also known as a “5-in-1 shot”) should be given to your phalene at two, 3, and 4 months of age and again once annually. This shot immunizes your pup from hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvovirus, parainfluenza, and distemper. The phalene must be immunized for at least the first four months of his life.
  • If you have the rare phalene who has not been immunized and is older than four or five months, she must get a series of two innoculations two to 3 weeks apart, followed by an annual vaccination.
  • phalene puppy vaccination and socialization should coincide. You can bring your phalene pup to socialization classes as early as 8 to 9 weeks of age, according to many vets. They should have already received their first vaccinations by then.

Since rules are so different between different areas, call a neighborhood doctor to get information about rabies immunization. In New York City, for example, the regulation states that any pets older than 3 months of age to be vaccinated for rabies. The original rabies shot must be followed up by another innoculation a year later, and then every 3 years. There are many vaccines, many of which are appropriate for your phalene. Others, however, are not. Your vet can give you her opinion. Another thing, if your phalene gets sick because she is not vaccinated, the innoculation must be taken once your pet fully recovers.

Hookworms in phalenes

phalenes are commonly exposed to worms—even in urban areas. Microscopic eggs produced by hookworms and roundworms are passed in an infested dog’s stool. Most puppies, from all environments, even those with healthy mothers, carry intestinal worms. Getting an accurate, early detection is the key to effective treatment. This will ensure that the medicine is effective against the parasite your dog has. A dewormer that eliminates hookworms, for example, won’t kill tapeworms. Your vet can best identify the culprit—and decide the effective medicine.

phalene: Miscellaneous Care Tips

Checklist of phalene Supplies

  • Top-quality dog food and treats designed for phalenes and similarly-sized dogs
  • Food dish
  • Water bowl
  • Toys, toys and more toys, including safe chew toys
  • Comb and brush for grooming, including flea comb
  • Collar with license and ID tag
  • Leash
  • Carrier (for pups)
  • Training crate
  • Dog bed or box with sheet or towel
  • Doggie or child’s toothbrush

Warnings to be Heeded

The following items should never be fed to phalenes:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Chocolate, tea, coffee, or any other caffeinated foods
  • Raisins or grapes
  • Spoiled or moldy food
  • Onions, chives or garlic
  • Chicken, turkey, or any other poultry bones
  • Salt and salty foods
  • Tomato leaves, unripe fruit or stems
  • Yeast dough

The “Bottom” Line

Unless you are at home, or in a fenced-in, secured place, always keep your phalene on a leash. And please, when your phalene defecates on your neighbor’s grass, dispose of it! Don’t forget to check out these other articles about phalenes

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